Let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness (your considerateness, your forbearing spirit.) The Lord is near [He is coming soon].
— Philippians 4:5 (AMPC)
When we talk about generosity, most people assume it’s all about money. However, there are a lot of ways to be generous.
Love, for example, is a generous, selfless act. A selfish person expects everyone to be just the way he is and to like whatever he likes, but love respects the differences in other people.
Respecting individual rights is very important. If God had wanted us to all be alike, He would not have given each of us a different set of fingerprints. I think that one fact alone proves that we are created equal, but different. We all have fingerprints, but they are all different!
We all have different abilities, different likes and dislikes, different goals in life, different motivations, and the list goes on and on. We look different, we come in all sizes and shapes, and each of us is unique.
Love respectfully frees others to be who they were created to be. Freedom is one of the greatest gifts we can give. It was what Jesus came to give us, and it is what love allows us to give to others.
God’s love for us is unconditional, and we should learn to love others the same way. Be generous with mercy and always believe the best.
I encourage you today to be a generous person, who gives love freely and unconditionally. Be someone who gives freedom and understanding, mercy and kindness. Give big.
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me to love generously and unconditionally, to love the selfish and to give generously whenever and wherever You direct me. Thank You. In Jesus’ name, amen.